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Knoxville, TN MSA

Overall Rank: 122      Population: 878,000

The 2015 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 79  106  98  105  91  116  98.54 
1-yr Job Growth2 171  170  89  74  114  141  99.34 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 64  69  78  74  102  107  97.94 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 67  137  147  100  113  75  101.00 
Short-Term Job Growth5 43  16  62  105  168  166  9900.32% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 68  176  192  136  135  132  89.70 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 153  178  169  32  163  61  100.67 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 75  102  89  88  99  98  0.72 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 68  67  89  84  71  88  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)